General Dynamics / Convair Trailer Truck
Hauling an Atlas Missile
"Vintage Cars are like bad Girlfriends."
- Elon Musk
Well, I hear that Musk’s Daughters aren’t really dating material either…
The Queen Mary made it all the way from PA to FL (with help from the Autotrain, of course) but while driving it on the 3 and 1/2 hour trek from Pennsylvania to Virginia, it got 22 MPG on a mid 80’s V8 with a two tonne car!
The only problem I’ve found is a vacuum leak on the carburetor somewhere (in heat-sink one of the seals lets in air and causes the engine to stall), so I’ll have to replace the carburetor seal and the vacuum lines just to be sure.
Other than that, I’ll be transitioning from a bleh Summer back into College time!
Dr. Strangelove (1964) - Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Ich möchte Doktor Merkwürdigleibe sein!
To Mars by A-Bomb: The Secret History of Project Orion
Final Lesson: JFK is the reason we can’t have nice things
General Dynamics - Convair Astronautics
Point Loma Test Site
Atlas 10C being positioned into environmental test stand
Someone must’ve been saving for that Jag!
I’m sure you’ve seen pictures like this:
and wondered “I’ve seen the NASA Mission Control before, but I’ve always wondered how they displayed those beautiful numerals both above the large screens and on the consoles, I wonder how they work?”
Well, you can find out after the break!
Radio Frequency Interference Test
LC37B at Cape Canaveral, FL
August 13, 1964
Now when I say fins, which part of the photograph do you look at first?
Titan I launch
Vandenberg AFB Silo Test Launch Facility
The Silo Test Launch Facility was designed for a Titan II, but because the Titan II was not ready, they used a Titan I to test the operational status of the silo. The second stage was filled with water and had an inert reentry vehicle, for testing purposes.
Wernher Von Braun driving a
Brown Engineering Small Lunar Rover mobility test vehicle
Still frame from Wernher Von Braun’s new hit series “Pimp Mein Auto”
The Lighthouse that Never Fails
Lighthouse Launch animation for full launch sequence simulation
Do you see what I have to compete with?
I might as well have parked a Citroen 2CV next to that 1977 Ferrari 308 GTS
What is the difference between Native Americans and a Classic Car show?
Native Americans have to dance to invoke rain.
(At least it was sunny on Sunday when I volunteered for Gate Sales)
Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun
and his 1957 Mercedes 220SE
Army Ballistic Missile Agency Headquarters
Love that movie
The only scene in any James Bond film where I have to turn away-
When that claw comes out of nowhere, it just un-spins my gyroscopes that the movie shows every crushing detail of the cube-ing of a beautiful ‘63 Continental- It’s like Albert Broccoli wanted to say that things just got real…
But the Ranchero is pretty cool!